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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Robot Congressman From Oklahoma?

Was the chair of the House Agriculture Committee murdered in Ukraine and replaced with a robot body double? Probably not, but that isn't stopping the …

North Korea threatens 'merciless' response over Seth Rogen film

North Korea has threatened a "resolute and merciless" response against the US unless it bans a film about an attempt to assassinate the country's leader, Kim Jong-un.<p>In its first official comment on The Interview, a comedy directed by Evan Goldberg, North Korea warned the US government that failure …

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

<b>Butterfingers</b><p>Charles Dickens used the term in his 1836 The Pickwick Papers (more properly called The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club): "At every bad attempt at a catch, and every failure to stop the ball, he launched his personal displeasure at the head of the devoted individual in such …

Hunger Games salute banned by Thai military

Thailand's military rulers say they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup – a three-fingered salute borrowed from science fiction blockbuster The Hunger Games – and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.<p>The raised arm salute has become an …

8 Ways Modern Life is Busting Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people accept as fact that if you live long enough your brain will simply wear out. Like an old car that ends up on the scrap heap.<p>But this is …

Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader and more than 680 other people were sentenced to death Monday stemming from last year's …

UN envoy and Israel in Easter ritual access row

<b>The UN's Middle East peace envoy has criticised Israeli authorities for allegedly preventing him from reaching an Easter ritual in Jerusalem.</b><p>Robert Serry said the delay was "unacceptable behaviour" and called on all parties to "respect the right of religious freedom".<p>Israel said it was a …

What 21st-century libraries can learn from this 19th-century institution

Like most library students, I learned about the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress, and the father of the American public library, Andrew Carnegie. But I also learned about the necessary transformation of the library in the 21st century.<p>In order to survive, it was hammered into our …

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

What hallucination reveals about our minds

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. …

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest …

4,000 immigrants reach Italy by boat in 48 hours – as minister calls for EU help

Italy says 4,000 immigrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days – the highest number since it began a naval operation to handle the influx after two shipwrecks last year.<p>"The landings are non-stop and the emergency is increasingly glaring," the interior minister, Angelino Alfano, …

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

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Near death, explained

<b>Mopic via Shutterstock</b><p>New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences — with shocking results.<p>Mario Beauregard<p>April 21, 2012 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was adapted from the new book “Brain Wars”, from Harper One.<p>In 1991, Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Pam …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

Photograph: David Levene/AFP/Getty/Guardian<p>'We are the children of Dionysus, sailing in a barrel and not ­recognising any authority' … Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot writing to Slavoj Žižek. Photograph: David …

We know what you’re thinking: Scientists find a way to read minds

Think mind reading is science fiction?<p>Think again.<p>Scientists have used brain scanners to detect and reconstruct the faces that people are thinking of, according to a a study accepted for publication this month in the journal <i>NeuroImage.</i><p>In the study, scientists hooked participants up to an fMRI brain …

That Signal From the Beginning of Time Could Redefine Our Universe

The physics world was on fire yesterday after an announcement that astronomers had detected a signal from the beginning of time. This is exactly as …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

Welcome to the dead zone: Our planet’s greatest cities are facing a major pollution crisis

<b>(AP/Francois Mori/Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>We’re fast approaching a future where Paris is no longer the “city of light” — and breathing has becomes a hazard<p>Henry Grabar<p>March 23, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Last week, Paris and Beijing had one of those feuds that city-watchers love so much. (Such …

The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

Knowing his wife was upset with him for spending more time with his typewriter than with her, F. Scott Fitzgerald hatched a plan. He wasn’t proud of …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

3.3K<p>SHARES<p>In the Summer of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork …

Let's Rename St. Patrick's Day 'Douchebag Christmas'

Irish eyes might be smiling, the rest of ours aren't. St Patrick's Day, the annual hell of idiots dressed in green being obnoxious, is once again …

Scientific Research Suggests We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent …

Nine Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than Beijing

Photographs of a smog-wreathed Tiananmen Square and the iconic headquarters of China Central Television dominated reports of Chinese pollution last year, but analysis shows nine other Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than the capital in 2013.<p>The worst was Xingtai, a city of more …

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